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Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law
Click below to apply for a spay/neuter voucher for owned pets or community cat voucher for unowned neighborhood cats. 
 Request a TNR VoucherRequest a Voucher

  • Voucher applications are processed in the order they are received. We recommend scheduling your veterinary appointments after receiving the voucher
  • Due to staff shortages, voucher processing will be delayed by one month and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • Starting from February 1, 2024, we will no longer be issuing in-person requests for spay/neuter vouchers. 
  • Through grants, gifts, and donations from people like you, Long Beach Animal Care Services can offer spay/neuter vouchers on a limited basis.
  • Vouchers are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to only residents of Long Beach & contract cities of Los Alamitos, Cerritos, and Signal Hill.
  • A proof of address in the form of a valid government ID, driver's license, or utility bill (water, electricity, gas) is required to process your request. Failure to provide the requested documentation will result in a delay in issuing the voucher or may lead to a denial of your request.

 
  • How Does the Voucher Work?

    Pet owners receive the voucher, either through email or direct mail. They make an appointment at a participating veterinarian for services. They give the voucher to the clinic and pay the remaining balance for services. For example, if the clinic charges $150 for a cat neuter, then the owner would pay the remaining balance after the voucher is applied. If the voucher is for $60, then the owner would need to pay the clinic the remaining $90 at the time services are rendered. The clinic sends the voucher to LBACS who then reimburses the clinic for the amount on the voucher. Voucher amounts vary depending on the voucher recipient.

  • Clinics that Accept Vouchers.

    Don’t see your veterinarian listed? Let us know and we will reach out to them and invite them to join our list. Availability and pricing will vary. Please call ahead for pricing and appointment information. The City of Long Beach is not responsible for services or procedures provided at participating hospitals or clinics. Every hospital or clinic is responsible for its own liability insurance. Feedback may be sent to animalcare@longbeach.gov.

     

  • Keep the Program Running!

    The program began in 2009 and can continue because of generous people like you! Help keep funds available by donating any amount to the Dr. Loren Eslinger Spay and Neuter Fund.